An all new Cyborg 009 anime adaptation has been announced, in the form of three full CGI movies and they’re quite interesting.
TOHO Animation opened a new website announcing earlier today that they’re producing a new anime project titled Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, based on Shotaro Ishinomori‘s classic manga series Cyborg 009, that celebrates its 50th anniversary. The anime film will be made up of three parts, and each will receive a limited two-week theatrical run in Japan on November 25, December 2, and December 9, 2016.
The movies tell an original story that focuses on the battle between the nine cyborgs and “Blessed,” a group of unknown psychics who have a special power far beyond human intellect. One of few people who have found the existence of the group, journalist Lucy Davenport visits a house in Texas, USA, where the nine cyborgs now live. After saving mankind from crisis several times since the Cold War era and thanks to the establishment of the United Nation Army called “Guardians”, they have been able to spend a peaceful life. But Lucy’s visit and Blessed’s threat lead them to an all new battle.
The following teaser trailer was also streamed:
Along with a key visual for the film, presenting the character designs of all 9 leads. The tagline reads “When a crisis threatens the world, they’re always there.”:
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) is credited as chief director of the project while Koudai Kakimoto (Psycho-Pass movie unit director, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC assistant director) is directing the film. Both previously worked on the 009 Re:Cyborg anime film, which Kamiyama directed and Kakimoto served as unit director. I.G Port’s new anime studio subsidiary Signal.MD is animating the films, with Ishinomori Production and Production I.G producing. Masatsugu Saitō (Captain Earth, Expelled from Paradise) is designing the characters.
So what do you make of this rather unexpected news? Do we need another Cyborg 009 adaptation that’s all CG after the traditionally animated Cyborg 009 vs Devilman OVA? Were you a fan of the previous CG animated film 009 Re:Cyborg? Do you like the new character designs or the premise? Let us know below.